Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering, BS


Program Description


Materials scientists and engineers design, develop, and produce traditional and new advanced materials with diverse applications intended for use in a wide variety of industries. These include traditional materials-intensive industries such as structural clay, foundry, whiteware, polymers, plastics, fibers, textiles, composite materials, and automotive industries. Also included are high performance technology industries such as semiconductor, defense, biomaterials, aerospace, and communication industries. The broad career responsibilities of this discipline require competence in science, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences. The curriculum develops skills in problem solving, engineering analysis, and design, as well as oral and written communication. Courses covering thermodynamics, kinetics, mechanical behavior, processing, fabrication and characterization of materials prepare students for careers in industry and for graduate school.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


All General Engineering students take the same classes their first term, regardless of their intended major. Coursework in the second term varies. Students should consult with a General Engineering advisor to determine appropriate courses.

Credit Hours: 16

Footnotes

1 ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  may be substituted for ENGR 1020 .

2 Depending on a student’s Clemson Mathematics Placement Test score, MATH 1040  and MATH 1070  may be substituted for MATH 1060 ; or the student may be required to take MATH 1050  before enrolling in MATH 1060 .

3  See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engineering Curricula .

Note: CH 1010 , ENGL 1030 , ENGR 1020  (or ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  if substituted for ENGR 1020 ), and MATH 1060  must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Credit Hours: 13

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 127


Footnotes


1 One of the following course combinations may be substituted for ENGR 1410 : (1) ENGR 1070 , ENGR 1080  and ENGR 1090 ; or (2) CHE 1300  and ENGR 1070 .

2 See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engineering Curricula . Six of these credits must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness and the Science and Technology in Society General Education requirements .

3 Students must complete 15 credits of technical electives, all of which must be at least three-credit courses

Nine Credits - Three 4000-level MSE courses (3 or more credits each) selected from MSE 4130 , MSE 4160 , MSE 4240 MSE 4280 , MSE 4320 , MSE 4330 , MSE 4560 , MSE 4570 , MSE 4580 , MSE 4610  

Six Credits - Two courses (3 or more credits each) selected from MSE 4130 , MSE 4160 , MSE 4240 MSE 4280 , MSE 4320 , MSE 4330 , MSE 4560 , MSE 4570 , MSE 4580 , MSE 4610 , or MATH 3650  or any 3000- or 4000-level courses in BCHM, BE, BIOE, BIOL, BMOL, CE, CH, CHE, ECE, EES, GEOL, IE, ME, MICR, PHYS, PKSC or STAT, excluding the following:

BCHM 4900 , BCHM 4910 BCHM 4920 , BCHM 4930  
BE 3000 , BE 3010 BE 3200 , BE 3700 , BE 3990 , BE 4000 , BE 4140 BE 4150 , BE 4170 , BE 4210 , BE 4990  
BIOE 3000 , BIOE 4000 , BIOE 4150 , BIOE 4500 , BIOE 4510 , BIOE 4600 , BIOE 4610 , BIOE 4900 , BIOE 4910  
BIOL 3080 , BIOL 3940 , BIOL 4260 , BIOL 4470 , BIOL 4500 BIOL 4600 , BIOL 4620 , BIOL 4710 , BIOL 4760 BIOL 4820 , BIOL 4880 , BIOL 4890 BIOL 4910 , BIOL 4920 , BIOL 4930 , BIOL 4940 , BIOL 4950 , BIOL 4960  
CE 3530 , CE 3870 , CE 3880 , CE 3890 , CE 3990 , CE 4590 CE 4870 , CE 4880 , CE 4890 , CE 4900 , CE 4910 , CE 4990  
CH 3410 , CH 3990 , CH 4000 , CH 4430 , CH 4440 , CH 4500 , CH 4990  
CHE 3000 , CHE 3190 , CHE 3950 , CHE 3990 , CHE 4450 , CHE 4910 , CHE 4950 , CHE 4970 , CHE 4990  
ECE 3000 , ECE 3990 , ECE 4910 ECE 4920 , ECE 4930 , ECE 4990  
EES 3000 , EES 3010 , EES 4000 , EES 4500 EES 4510 , EES 4750 , EES 4900 , EES 4950  
GEOL 3910 GEOL 3920 , GEOL 4110 , GEOL 4910 , GEOL 4920 
IE 3000 , IE 3600 , IE 3610 , IE 3680 , IE 3840 , IE 4000 , IE 4040 , IE 4690 , IE 4910  
ME 3000 , ME 3900 , ME 4000 , ME 4020 ME 4150 , ME 4900 , ME 4930  
MICR 3940 , MICR 4190 , MICR 4910 , MICR 4920 , MICR 4930 MICR 4940 , MICR 4950 
PHYS 3000 , PHYS 3990 , PHYS 4010 , PHYS 4750 , PHYS 4990  
PKSC 4030 , PKSC 4210 , PKSC 4220 , PKSC 4950 PKSC 4960 , PKSC 4980 , PKSC 4990  
STAT 3090 , STAT 3300